Appointment

7:00 pm on Wednesday (23 Apr 2014)

Carlo Bergonzi

Roger Flury and Des Wilson look back at the career of the great Italian tenor who as a young man had to choose between cheese-making and opera (RNZ)

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  • Peter Kooij ( 57′ 58″ )

    Dutch bass Peter Kooij specialises in Baroque music and has worked with the best, including Philippe Herreweghe and Masaaki Suzuki. He has recorded the complete Bach Cantatas with Suzuki's Bach Collegium Japan and during his visit to New Zealand with that ensemble he talked with David Morriss.

    From Appointment on 17 Apr 2014

  • Rick Erickson, Cantor ( 58′ 32″ )

    In the tradition of Bach himself, Rick Erickson is the Cantor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New York City. He talks with David Morriss about the role of the Cantor today and about the unending inspiration of the music of JS Bach.

    From Appointment on 16 Apr 2014

  • The Travels of Charles Burney ( 54′ 3″ )

    Peter Hoar looks at the writings of 18th-Century music historian, Charles Burney.

    From Appointment on 10 Apr 2014

  • Music, Numerology and Bach ( 37′ 10″ )

    Amelia Nurse and harpsichordist and lecturer Erin Helyard are chatting about the role of numbers and numerology in music, and in particular the music of Bach. They discuss recordings and play live examples to try to get to the bottom of the centuries old question: to what degree did Bach used numbers to convey hidden meaning in his music?

    From Appointment on 09 Apr 2014

  • Michael Endres - pianist and teacher ( 57′ 44″ )

    German-born pianist Michael Endres maintains an international concert and recording career whilst resident near Christchurch and Head of Piano at the University of Canterbury. He talks with Kenneth Young.

    From Appointment on 03 Apr 2014

  • Clare Galambos-Winter (1924-2014) ( 56′ 33″ )

    Clare Galambos-Winter (1924-2014), Hungarian refugee, holocaust survivor, NZSO violinist and university benefactor Clare Galambos-Winter passed away recently in Wellington. In 2004 Clare Galambos-Winter talked with Charlotte Wilson about her extraordinary life.

    From Appointment on 27 Mar 2014

  • Four Last Songs ( 58′ 1″ )

    Peter Shaw looks at Richard Strauss's final years and his Four Last Songs, today one of the most popular works in the classical repertoire. He surveys some of the many recordings

    From Appointment on 20 Mar 2014